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 A To Z Entry For Bonsai Privet - (Ligustrum) (Tree Type (Outdoors))

Privet -  (Ligustrum)

 Privet - (Ligustrum) - (Tree Type (Outdoors))

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bonsai_privet_01.jpg image PRIVET - (LIGUSTRUM) -

HARDY, semi-deciduous shrub with a number of varieties (Sinse : Chinese Privet, Vulgare : Common Privet and Ovalifolium (Oval Leaf Privet). Bears small oval LEAVES (more pointed on common privet) and small white summer blossoms on a "twiggy" BRANCH STRUCTURE.

STYLE : suited to informal upright, slanting, root-over-rock, clasped-to-rock, twin trunk, CLUMPand group styles.

WARNING : Does not like standing water. Ensure well drained.

Care Info


REPOT : Annually in early spring, PRUNING back thick ROOTS hard.

SOIL : Free draining soil : 40:60 GRIT:organic.

PRUNE : Branches can be pruned at any time as long as frost not expected. Thin out cluttered areas as required.

PINCH: Trim new SHOOTS after flowering and continually trim to SHAPE.

WATER : Maintain evenly moist throughout the year. never over-water.

FEED : Low nitrogen every 2 weeks during the growing season.

WARNING : Does not like standing water. Ensure well drained.

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